The combination of heartfelt lyrics, a lingering melody, and a tender croon are sturdy ingredients to a love song but Brooklyn via Gainsville, Florida outfit Conveyor turn that formula on its head with “Anne,” the new single from their self-titled debut. Their lyrics come from the same well as traditional love songs: “”Anne is about love, loss, and triumph,” frontman Alan Busch Jr. tells Hive, “When it comes time for us to write lyrics, we focus on relationships with others and with ourselves.” The melody and vocals, however, are less straightforward. Opening with breezy guitar chords and a gentle harmony, the song zags when sonic textures quickly pile up. A trumpet laps against the guitar, the vocal pitches dip and soar, and harmonies compete with a clapalong beat. There’s plenty to be moved by, though, in the dissonance.
Conveyor is out now on Paper Garden Records.Conveyor - Anne